The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01927

Submission Number:
01927
Commenter:
Gilberto Martinez
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Affordable housing in my city is almost impossible to find, and every year my rent goes up. Having empty apartments in buildings that are just rented out to tourists at quadruple the rate of mine and my neighbors' rent is an invitation to my landlord to do the same short term renting. AirBNB and platforms like it are exacerbating the problem and encouraging people to break the law that bans these illegal short term rentals.